Living in the Yarra Ranges generally means 'living in the bush'. We're fortunate to have large areas of protected catchments, mountain forests and diverse natural landscapes on our doorstep. It's important we do all we can to maintain and enhance this unique environment for the future.
How you can help?
Fill your garden with plants indigenous to your area. This helps provide habitat for wildlife, increases biodiversity and enhances remnant vegetation in urban and rural areas.
To obtain a list of plants indigenous to your property visit our online mapping program. Enter your address to find an indigenous revegetation list for your property.
You can download a list of native plant nurseries from this page.
How we can help?
Our 'Ribbons of Green' tree planting program offers free indigenous plants to residents, schools and community groups to enhance the local habitat value while offsetting Council vehicle emissions. Click on the 'Ribbons of Green' link on this page for more information.
What are we doing?
Protection of remnant trees and vegetation is a Council priority.
Yarra Ranges Council manages over 600 reserves and roadsides with remnant vegetation. These areas are important for:
- biodiversity (plants, animals and micro-organisms)
- habitat corridors between National parks, State forest and larger reserves
- remnants of once widespread vegetation
- seed bank for revegetation
- habitat for wildlife and significant plants
Online Indigenous Plant Directory
We're currently working to make our indigenous plant directory better than ever. It will be back online soon, in the meantime you can use our online mapping to get an indigenous vegetation list for your property.
For more information on indigenous vegetation please contact us on 1300 368 333 or email us.